Having practiced chiropractic since 1983, I have had the privilege of successfully treating a large number of patients with a variety of problems.
My practice focuses on:
My goal is to provide you with personalized service that will enable you to achieve your optimum health naturally.
- acute and chronic back and neck pain
- whiplash associated disorders
- repetitive strain injuries
- early conservative therapy for lumbar stenosis or disc herniation
- occupational, sport-related and recreational musculoskeletal injuries
Graduated cum laude from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario Degrees in Biology and Education
Graduated cum laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1983
Upon graduation was presented the Douglas V. Haskins Award for clinic proficiency and
the Mutual of Omaha Bursary for achievements in research.
Canadian Chiropractic Association
Ontario Chiropractic Association
Local Association Terms
1994 & 1998 - Served as President of the Northwestern Ontario Chiropractic Association
1983 to present - 23 years solo and associateship practice in Thunder Bay, Ontario
College of Chiropractic Ontario Peer Assessor
2005 to 2006 - Currently being trained by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario as a Peer Assessor. Peer Assessors travel throughout Ontario evaluating other chiropractic practices ensuring they meet College standards with regard to record keeping, informed consent, standards of practice, etc.
Hobbies include hunting, fishing, cross county skiing, & stone carvings (for local charities). Click on the CARVINGS title........
Information on any conditions or products can be obtained by telephoning our office.
After thirty years of practice I have made the decision to retire at the end of October 2013.
Rest assured that your files will remain here at Superior Chiropractic and you will be provided with ongoing care
through my very capable associates Drís Brimmell and Holmes each of whom have been in practice for over twenty years.
Patients have asked me which chiropractor they should see in my absence.
The answer to this question is not cut and dry, while both doctors use similar techniques to mine there are subtle
differences from doctor to doctor. My suggestion is to book with either doctor for your first few appointments,
give the doctor feedback as to what has worked for you in the past. Following these appointments you will decide if
his adjustments met your expectations.
Keep in mind that it takes a series of treatments for any chiropractor to get to know your spine and how you adjust,
be patient- remember that the adjustment is both an art and a science. If you were not completely satisfied with the
adjusting technique of your first choice feel free to book a future appointment with the other doctor.
You are all aware that maintenance care is the key to good health and the prevention of future injuries. Carry on with
your regular three week maintenance visits as you have in the past and before you know it you will become comfortable
with your new doctor and his technique.
It has been my pleasure to provide you with chiropractic services over these thirty years and I trust that my associates
will exceed your expectations for treatment in the foreseeable future.
P.S. I will be making personalized notes to the doctors regarding your file to expedite a smooth transition.
A healthy spine is essential for a healthy body.
Anyone with a spine is a candidate for chiropractic care, not
only for those who suffer from back pain...
It's simple and it works!!
Your well being could be improved with just a few visits to our office.
Call today to schedule an appointment.
The office itself is open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays - closed at 1 pm
The two doctors will
provide chiropractic care Monday to Friday.
Each of our doctors and our massage therapist has their own hours.
I'm here Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7:15am - 5:30 pm.
Please click on their link above on the left hand side of this page to view them
or call our office @
(807) 345-6700 (Dr. Petrus & Dr. Brimmell)
(807) 345-8887 (Dr. Holmes)
Toll free 1-844-755-9516
Unit 4 - 570 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario